Teen critical after hit and run in Luton

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A teenager is in a critical condition after being hit by a car being pursued by police.

Bedfordshire Police said the silver Volkswagen crashed into the boy, who was on foot, in Leagrave Road in Luton at about 4.15pm yesterday.

Officers were chasing the car, which was believed to be stolen. It was recovered nearby and police are trying to locate its occupants.

The victim was airlifted to hospital where he is in a critical condition.

Bedfordshire Police has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.